Confederate Currency with Lucy Pickens Image
- Title:Confederate Currency with Lucy Pickens Image
- Description:Confederate States of America, one dollar bill issued at Richmond on June 2, 1862. Sailing ship at center. Oval vignette with engraving of young dark haired woman in lower right corner.
- Historical Note:Lucy Pettway Holcombe Pickens (1832-1899), of LaGrange, Tennessee, was married to South Carolina governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens, a former ambassador to Russia, when the Civil War began. The beautiful young First Lady of South Carolina is said to have sold jewelry given to her in Russia to support the Confederacy. Her image was used on dollar bills issued in 1862 and 1863, and on a one hundred dollar issued in 1864.
- Contributing Institution:Tennessee State Museum
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- Digital Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University